The Communauté de communes du Bugey Sud in France includes 41 municipalities in the Ain department, in the upper Rhône valley. It is located in the east of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, not far from Switzerland, on the right bank of the river.

The communes of the Bugey Sud community

With a population of approximately 34,000 inhabitants over an area of 624 km2, the overall density of the Bugey Sud community of municipalities is 55 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The municipalities that make up Bugey Sud are :

  • Ambléon
  • Andert-et-Condon
  • Arboys-en-Bugey
  • Armix
  • Artemare
  • Arvière-en-Valromey
  • Belley (seat of the community)
  • Brégnier-Cordon
  • Brens
  • Ceyzérieu
  • Champagne-en-Valromey
  • Chazey-Bons
  • Cheignieu-la-Balme
  • Colomieu
  • Contrevoz
  • Conzieu
  • Cressin-Rochefort
  • Culoz
  • Cuzieu
  • Flaxieu
  • Groslée-Saint-Benoit
  • Haut-Valromey
  • Izieu
  • La Burbanche
  • Lavours
  • Magnieu
  • Marignieu
  • Massignieu-de-Rives
  • Murs-et-Gélignieux
  • Parves-et-Nattages
  • Peyrieu
  • Pollieu
  • Prémeyzel
  • Rossillon
  • Ruffieu
  • Saint-Germain-les-Paroisses
  • Saint-Martin-de-Bavel
  • Talissieu
  • Valromey-sur-Séran
  • Virieu-le-Grand
  • Virignin
  • Vongnes
Lake of Virieu le Grand, Bugey Sud
Lake of Virieu le Grand / Photo OT Bugey Sud

Map of the region

To situate and locate the Bugey Sud along the Rhône, here is the interactive map:

The Bugey Sud community of municipalities

Its head office is located in Belley, at 46 rue lieutenant André Argenton.

You can contact the local authority directly on 04 79 81 41 05.

Below is the location map and a possible itinerary to this location:

Official logo of the Community of Communes of Bugey Sud

The website

On the practical and online side, the Genevois community of municipalities offers you an internet portal with numerous information sections.

Four main sections to find what you are looking for:

  • The community
  • The services
  • Discover
  • Business

In addition, there are areas accessible at the click of a button for your daily needs and other practical information, such as

  • Water
  • Waste
  • Mobility
  • Job offers
  • Publications
  • Tourism
  • All the news

Direct access to the official website (French) of the Bugey Sud community:

The Virignin marina

Located on the banks of the Rhône, the Virignin marina provides services for pleasure boats:

Rings, fixed quay for passenger boats, parking, launching ramp, bollards for camping-cars, sanitary facilities, off-bag area, all secure.

Port of Virignin, Bugey Sud
Port of Virignin / Photo OT Bugey Sud

From the port of Bugey Sud, you can easily navigate in the Upper Rhône valley and up to the Savières canal, the hydrological link with the Lac du Bourget:

More information ? Direct access to the information page (French) on the marina:

The tourist office

The community of municipalities of southern Bugey has an inter-communal tourist office which promotes the attractiveness and natural tourist diversity of the area.

You can discover the tourist offer directly on the dedicated website (French):

Tourist office, Bugey Sud


Activities, leisure, Rhone River
Hotel, rental
Activities, visits, tickets, leisure
Activities, visits, tickets, leisure